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ATT wants to charge you for letting them use your broadband connection that you already pay for

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  • I’m not so dissatisfied with AT&T’s decisions regarding charging for 3G use, for two reasons.

    Number one is that AT&T pays a lot of money to rent this part of the spectrum for 3G data and the microcell is making use of the limited radio space to do the data transfers. It’s not a public piece of spectrum and as such AT&T has a right to charge for it. 

    Number two is that if you have a home broadband connection, you are very likely to also have a Wi-fi network that your modern smartphone should be able to connect to and utilize data at much higher speeds than over 3G to the microcell, dramatically reducing if not eliminating the 3G usage at all, and mitigating if not eliminating the impact of this particular AT&T policy.

    posted by: Nate True · 6/17/10

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